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Artwork to be sold for scholarships Eastern community members to sell art pieces for Christmas By Samantha McDaniel Daily Editor

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Hilary Shields, a senior history major, sings Christmas carols with other cast members before the start of "A Christmas Carol" Wednesday in the foyer of the Dounda Fine Arts Center. Shields portrays Belle in "A Christmas Carol."

‘A Christmas Carol’ creates holiday atmosphere Classic tale brought to life for Eastern By Amanda Wilkinson Staff Reporter

The Eastern and Charleston community, both young and old, entered the Doudna Fine Arts Center to be greeted by carols, waiting to experience a holiday classic. During “A Christmas Carol,” directed by theatre arts professor Jean

“Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?” Alex Vokoun, portraying Christmas Present

Wolski, Ebenezer Scrooge is constantly using “bah humbug” to oppose those with Christmas cheer. Scrooge went from a cold-hearted, grumpy, old man to a loving, caring man with the spirit of Christmas in his heart in one night. Jacob Marley, his dead business partner, visited Scrooge as a ghost with a warning that if Scrooge did not change, he would end up

like Marley—in chains for the rest of his eternal afterlife. Three ghosts visited him throughout the night—the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Present. Christmas Past, played by Julie Zielinski, showed Blake Morris's Scrooge his past of working as an apprentice and having a Christmas party.

While the rest of the characters danced at the party, Christmas Past and Scrooge had their own dance party while they watched young Scrooge have a good time. Alex Vokoun, a junior theatre arts major, appeared to Scrooge as Christmas Present and showed him how his actions and words could affect those around him directly. “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?” Christmas Present asked Scrooge repetitively. “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?” CAROL, page 5

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Tobacco distributor found in violation By Robyn Dexter In-depth Editor

The Charleston Police Department conducted a random tobacco compliance check Tuesday to several local tobacco distributors and found one store in violation. Lt. Brad Oyer of the Charleston Police Department said Discount Tobacco Warehouse of 424 W. Lincoln Ave. was found in violation of the compliance checks. “They will be cited under a city ordinance for selling tobacco to a minor,” he said. “The consequence will be a fine only.” Oyer said the violation will not result in any jail time for the licensee, and the violation will not end up on Discount Tobacco Ware-

house’s criminal history. “It’s filed as a city ordinance instead of a criminal offense,” he said. The checks conducted by the Charleston Police Department are done at random, Oyer said. “They’re fairly random, and we try not to do them at the same time all the time because we don’t want the businesses to get used to the time (we conduct the check),” he said. Oyer said the checks are helpful for both the city and the state when figuring out compliances and violations. “These checks are a way the state uses to keep tobacco retailers honest, and the vast majority were in line with what the state and the

city require,” he said. All tobacco retailers in Charleston were a part of the check and included Huck’s, Indio Cigar Factory, Lefty’s Holler, Gateway Liquor, Eastside Package, Wal-Mart, Murphy’s USA, VFW, Casey’s General Store, Campus Liquor, Panther Liquor, Discount Smoke Shop, BP Amoco, CVS, Mach 1 Marathon, County Market and Walgreens. “Charleston has very good retailers, and the people here should be very proud of the way they conduct their business,” Oyer said. Over the years, Oyer said the checks have gotten progressively better in terms of compliance checks. The last check the Charleston Police Department conducted was on May 30 when five retailers were

found in violation. These violators included Casey’s General Store, County Market, Eastside Package, VFW and Lefty’s Holler. “Things have gotten progressively better over the years,” he said. “This is better than our last check.” Oyer said he hopes to continue to see a decrease with tobacco retailers in the area. “We only had one this past time, and I’m hoping through the city as well as the business training, that situation will be fixed, and it won’t happen again,” he said. Robyn Dexter can be reached at 581-2812 or redexter@eiu.edu.

For 26 years, students, faculty and community members have been able to sell their artwork as Christmas gifts. Continuing the tradition, artwork will be on sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday to help raise money for art scholarships. The artwork will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 1910 of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Sue Rardin, an office administrator for the art department, said about 40 percent of the profit from the sales goes to the art department to fund scholarships for the upcoming year, and the rest goes to the artist. She said they raise on average $2,500 a year, which can help fund 15 to 20 scholarships. Rardin said the art will vary from jewelry, ceramics, cards, scarves and other items. “One of the unique things about the sale is that everything is hand crafted,” Rardin said. “(The art is) one of a kind, no mass production of any sort.” She said people like that the pieces are hand made because no one else will have the same product, making them more collectable. Rardin said the students can take anywhere from the entire semester or just a few weeks to make the pieces that they will sell in the store. The prices for the art work also varies from $2 to more than $100. Rardin said she is happy to see all the students and artists participate in the sale. “We have got local artists who have been with us for years, and every year, we get new artists,” Rardin said. She said they have a group of people who come back every year. “You get to see people that you see every year, people who come in, you know, and it’s the only time of the year you see them and get to visit,” Rardin said. Rardin said this gives students the opportunity to see what it is like to sell their artwork. “It helps them prepare for when they have exhibitions, and it encourages them,” Rardin said. “It encourages them to keep going and make more.” She said it acts as a confidence booster for the students who have not sold anything. “It makes them realize that their product will sell,” Rardin said. She said it also gives the community a chance to see what the artists do. “These students have so much talent that it is just unbelievable,” Rardin said. “I don’t think people realize that sometimes—them being students—but they are just awesome talent.” Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or slmcdaniel@eiu.edu.


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BLOT TER At 5:46 p.m. Monday, a theft was reported at Taylor Hall. This incident is under investigation. At 9:14 p.m. Tuesday, a cannabis complaint was reported at Carman Hall. This incident was referred to the Office of Student Standards. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Passionea Spann, 22, was arrested at the University Police Departmenton a charge of possession of another’s credit or debit card. She was taken to the Coles County Sheriff’s Office at 2:55 p.m. pending court appearance to determine bond.

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The left over works from the last show at Paper Cafe.

Paper Cafe ignites student, community By Tim Deters Features Editor

Walking down the sidewalk along Sixth Street, students might stare for a moment at a bright yellow house with dark green trim and the curiosities within they can only glimpse from outside. The house is more than a residence. Located at 1148 Sixth Street, the Paper Cafe is “the secret that people find out about” as they wander Charleston, owner Jennifer Black said. Once home to the Lincoln Book Shop and then Just Spence’s vintage clothing store, Black bought the small cottage, and in 2003, transformed it into a venue where she can share with the community her passion—art. Since 2003, Black has opened up her home to students and community members to create, showcase and sell their artwork, in whatever form it might be. With more than 53 shows under its belt, the Paper Cafe has hosted a wide array of art forms, from paintings to sculptures and poetry readings to musical performances. “We’ve had some really crazy ideas that have come through that we actually pulled off,” Black said. “I have had some really fabulous artists come through here, and a lot of fabulous musicians.”

Deep brown paint coats the walls of the Paper Cafe in smooth furrows, the grooves and textures peeking past the many pieces of artwork that compete for space upon every surface. Drawings, collages, photographs and easels holding half-finished paintings adorn the house, flooding each corner with a flash of vibrant color. The many and diverse pieces of art were created by members of the community and students both young and old. “It’s just all kinds of different flavors of people, flavors of shows,” Black said. “Sometimes they are people from the community; sometimes they are students. It just changes from time to time.” Some of the artwork was even created by artists from across the nation, including finely detailed pencil drawings of Native Americans created by a prisoner and a large black-and-white piece of op art from an artist in Pennsylvania. “There are stories all over the place,” Black said. The main purpose of the Paper Cafe is to provide a place for people of all backgrounds to come together, share their ideas and enjoy all forms of art, she said. “It’s about the community, and that’s the reason I did all of this to begin with,” Black said. “I just thought

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it would be neat to have something cultural for people to come to that’s also fun.” Several times per year, Black invites the whole community to the Paper Cafe to view the work of artists and enjoy the band that usually accompanies the show. As many as 100 people attend, and for each show, the core idea is that the featured artist is the center of the action. “The concept is, for that night, whoever the artist is they get to be the star,” said Black, who funds each artists’ show and artwork. Black said she believes igniting and supporting artists’ passions is crucial

when funding for the arts in schools is decreasing each year. “One of these days, people are not going to have the luxury of having government funding for school arts,” she said. “It’s going to evaporate.” However, Black said the Paper Cafe is a place where art will live on strongly into the future. “When they dig up stuff from the Paper Cafe, they’re going to say, ‘Wow! This is weird. I wonder what that was,’” she said. “(Those pieces of art) will help to piece together who we were.” Tim Deters can be reached at 581-2812 or tadeters@eiu.edu.

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Students work hard to show true essence Groves Jr. wins Essence of a Man competition By Kristen Lewis Staff Reporter

Hard work and dedication was presented by three competitors during the 11th Annual Essence of a Man “Manifest Your Destiny” pageant Wednesday. David Groves Jr., a junior prebusiness management major, won this year’s competition against Anthony Boyd, a senior theatre arts major, and Da’Jon Sherman, a junior biological sciences and psychology major. Each competitor had a performance that addressed some issues of young black men in today’s society. Groves said participating in this pageant was truly a “learning experience.” “Patience, Patience, Patience!” Groves said as he explained what he had learned while participation in the competition. He said his definition of Essence of a Man is to lead by example and to show the way for other young black men. “I challenge you to find something to die for and to live for,” Groves said. Darnell Tyms, a junior com-

“I am destined to be your Essence of a Man.” -David Groves Jr., winner of Essence of a Man munication studies major and last year’s victor, said he is proud of all the performances. “Every young male has a story; this generation needs to hear them,” Tyms said. This competition gave the competitors an opportunity to show their friends, family and the student body their talents and how they vie w themselves on stage through creative expression. “I’ve watched them grow as performers and as men,” Tyms said. During the competition, the three men took part in an interview process, a talent competition and a creative expression competition. Groves danced and talked about his absent father. Boyd expressed his belief that everyone is a star inside, and Sherman demonstrated the struggle of life and making wrong decisions. The Black Student Union has funded the pageant since 2002, and the contestants this year have been preparing for the pageant for 10 weeks. Cameron Douglas, the vice president of the Black Student Union and a senior biological sciences major, said the contestants learn many skills during the process. “It can teach a lot of young

black men to be outgoing,” Douglas said. He said this is one of the positive activities that the organization has every year. “(It is) a good look for the campus,” Douglas said. B oyd s a i d h e w a n t e d t o t r y something new. “I decided to compete to challenge myself as a man,” Boyd said. Sherman said the competition helped him step outside of his comfort zone and learned perseverance. “I wanted to step out of my element and challenge myself,” Sherman said. “I haven’t done anything like this.” He said he encourages students to always do their best. “Achieve more than what is expected of you,” Sherman said. When Groves was announced as the winner, the crowd erupted with cheers to celebrate and welcome the new Mr. Essence of a Man. “I am destined to be your Essence of a Man,” Groves said during the interview portion of the pageant. Kristen Lewis can be reached at 581-2812 or kelewis@eiu.edu.

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David Groves Jr., a junior pre-business management major, performs during the creative expressions portion of the Essence of A Man 2012 Scholarship Pageant Wednesday.

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Contest to bring in holiday festivities for community Gingerbread competition to provide fun for friends, family By Amy Wywialowski Assistant Daily Editor

Friends and families in the community can craft their own g i n g e r b re a d h o u s e d u r i n g t h e Christmas in the Heart of Charleston festival Saturday. The Charleston Parks and Recreation department is hosting a gingerbread house construction contest and is accepting entries through Friday. All entries will be on display in the window front of Ealy’s Appraisal at the corner of Seventh Street and Jackson Avenue. The house will be on display beginning Friday until Jan. 2 unless participants decide to take them home sooner. Diane Ratliff, tourism and special events coordinator, said participants must pre-register by completing a free entry and returning it to the Parks and Recreation office. Entries can be dropped off directly at Ealy’s Appraisal between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday. “We don’t actually see the entries before they are on display,” Ratliff said. “We don’t want to worry about transportation and

“It is something fun for families to do together. Kids like playing with candy and icing, while the adults like the challenge.” -Diane Ratliff, tourism and special events coordinator the risk of something breaking so we just have them turn them in there.” Ratliff said she is not sure when the contest began, but she has organized it since the city began helping with the festival about five years ago. “I have some people that have been participating in it for the past 10 years,” Ratliff said. “They come back year after year whether they win or lose, just because they enjoy doing it.” There are three separate categories within the contest. The categories include youth for participants 14 and younger, adult for participants 16 and older and family, which is for families to participate as a group. The first place winner in each category will receive an award to be displayed with the project and a cash prize. “It is something fun for families to do together,” Ratliff said. “Kids like playing with candy and icing, while the adults like the challenge,” she said. Ratliff said the contest rules are an added challenge. All gingerbread must be handmade, and all supports of the structure must be edible.

She said that means contestants could not just glue the gingerbread to a piece of cardboard. The structure must stand up in its own and, in the past, some participants have used pretzel rods to support their structures. “One year, we had a woman who came in with her house and was on her third roof,” Ratliff said. “It made it through the judging but was pushing on the sides of the house so we had to take it off,” she said. The projects are judged on three categories: structural support, creativity and cohesiveness (how well the whole project fits together aesthetically). The cohesiveness of the project can be based on how the structure fits with the landscape design that accompanies it or if there is a light inside to illuminate the structure. “We have even had a person put an SUV in a little rocky driveway,” Ratliff said. The judging for the contest begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, and the awards will be on display by the time the festival opens at 5 p.m. Amy Wywialowski can be reached at 581-2812 or alwywialowski@eiu.edu

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Research first step in solving problem

In Coles County 38.25 percent of individuals are food insecure according to research done by an Eastern professor over a five-year period from 2006 to 2012. This is unacceptable. Michael Gillespie, an assistant sociology professor who conducted the research, said in a Nov. 12 article of The Daily Eastern News that it is ridiculous that the problem even exists. “Just having something to eat is a fundamental right,” he said. In the modern world there are more important things to worry about than where the next meal is going to come from. This is true of anywhere in the world, but Gillespie’s research shows how this issue hits home. Gillespie’s research includes Eastern students, though if they are not taken into account the percentage of food insecure individuals in the county drops to 36.74 percent. He said people often assume students account for the majority of food insecure. Based on the numbers, students may seem like they are actually a small part of those affected by this issue. This is can be deceiving however, as the smaller figure is calculated without any of the student population. It is difficult to say from this research how much of Eastern’s population is food insecure though hopefully it is not much. Regardless, this is still an issue that deserves student attention. The Eastern community should always be considering new ways to help their fellow students. If some are having trouble finding food then one option is the university food pantry mentioned in a previous editorial. But even if no students had this problem, nearly 40 percent of the rest of Coles County is still having trouble with food, a basic human need. Gillespie’s research deserves recognition and praise for making this issue known and easier to navigate for the rest of the public. As he said, hunger can be difficult to identify but has a simple solution: food. Now that the issue is known on a wider scale the community can take the next step and act on it. Giving support to local pantries through donations and food drives can help fight this problem. The semester is winding down and it will likely be difficult for Eastern’s normally energetic group of volunteers to start something on campus. But as soon as winter break ends it would be great to see a student-organized food drive to help out. Students who want to get started right away can volunteer or donate to the Charleston food pantry or places like the Soup Stop at the First Presbyterian Church at 311 7th St. As Gillespie said, hunger in this area is not likely going away anytime soon, Charleston and Coles County have a higher poverty rate than surrounding areas despite lower unemployment. But Eastern’s students can still help out, and hopefully make things easier for their neighbors.

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FOIA can bring new light to Eastern Ever wonder where that student fee you pay actually goes? Ever wonder how many drinking tickets are given to students? How about scholarships? How many are given throughout the university and how do amounts differ between athletics and academics? When your teacher cancels class, do you wonder how far away they live from school and if the distance they have to commute affects the likelihood they’ll come to class? These were all questions seven of us in a class called Computer-Assisted Reporting asked ourselves at the beginning of the semester. We threw ourselves in with the passion to find the answers to these questions. In this class, we picked these Eastern-related research topics and worked to acquire documents from the university using the Freedom of Information Act. Though we’ve struggled in obtaining some of these records, it has been more of a hands-on learning experience than many of my other classes. We’ve filed FOIA requests with the university, contacted the Illinois Attorney General and gotten advice from representatives at the Student Press Law Center. During this process, we’ve sought informa-

Robyn Dexter tion about student drinking tickets over random weeks, scholarship amounts both athletic and academic, student fee breakdowns and the distance teachers live from school. We’ve had some successes and some failures in acquiring information so far, but all throughout the process we’ve learned about how the Freedom of Information Act can apply to universities. Filing a Freedom of Information Act with a public body or university can lead to so many discoveries, both good and bad. After learning how much can be acquired through the filing of a simple request, I got to wondering why students don’t take advantage of such an opportunity. You’re a part of this university. This is your information and you have a right to it.

Chances are, you’ve complained about parts of how it functions and chances are, there are parts of Eastern you adore. Why not learn how and why Eastern functions the way it does? Filling out a relatively simple information request through Eastern’s FOIA office at http://castle.eiu.edu/gcounsel/foia.php can lead to interesting discoveries. There’s so much to learn about the administrative structure and all the behind-the-scenes functions of Eastern. I guarantee that the greater portion of students never even attempt to explore it. Among many other things, we’ve learned that persistence is the ultimate key to acquiring desired information. I know that if I gain nothing else from this class (though I already have), I will take away a renewed sense of pride in my First Amendment rights and the passion to exercise them to the best of my ability. I would hope that my fellow peers at Eastern would care about their university and their educational process as much as I do. Robyn Dexter is a senior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or denopinions@gmail.com.

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Hometowns are like personal reruns It’s true that everyone has a conflicted relationship with the place they grew up and in my experience that means you feel like there’s nothing to do in your hometown. This was a problem over the Thanksgiving break when I went home to Bloomington and looked for things to entertain my friends and I. When I think about Bloomington, I don’t think there’s anything to do – but, really, there is. I realized how different my image of Bloomington is than others’ when I was chatting in class one day about how boring Bloomington is. When one of my classmates heard that, he wondered, “What’s wrong with Bloomington? Bloomington is awesome.” He’s not from Bloomington – only a visitor – but he enjoyed his time however long he spent there. However, over break I confirmed that it isn’t just me who thinks Bloomington is boring. Friends of mine were clueless when wondering what to do. Going to bars downtown is a clear option, but after that it doesn’t seem like there’s much to do. Even choosing a restaurant to eat at is a challenge. The reason for this, I think, is because you’ve already done everything there is to do in your

Alex McNamee hometown growing up; at least, you think you have. My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to go to dinner, but none of the places in town jumped out at us because we’d eaten there so many times. The same goes for finding entertainment – probably because there’s not a lot that changes in your town. Sure, we could see a movie because those change all the time (which we did), but maybe there’s something more active for us to do. Nope, I guess not. When you grow up in Bloomington, or wherever your hometown is, there’s no tour guide brochure waiting for you on your bed when you get home.

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You’re just supposed to know what to do – and you think you will know, until you actually get home and realize three days later all you’ve done is sit on the couch and watch reruns of “How I Met Your Mother.” Granted, watching reruns makes me a bit of a hypocrite because I won’t go somewhere I’ve been too many times before, but I’ll watch Barney pick up women over and over and over again. If I’m not watching reruns, I’ll regress to my typical activity – picking up a TV show I’ve never seen and watching the entire first season online. We all have qualms about the place we grew up, no matter the size of the town. Bloomington is around 75,000 people, so I can’t imagine being someone from Charleston or any other rural town. Heck, I interned in Robinson and I can’t imagine being a 12-year-old looking for something to do in that town… no, village… eh, plot of land. Nevertheless, we survive even if that means being lazy on the couch for a week. Alex McNamee is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or denopinions@gmail.com.

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New class to be voted on Staff Report

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on a new course, “BUS 4000: Business Ethics” during its meeting Thursday. The School of Business proposed this course in response to pending changes to the educational requirements for the Illinois Certified Public Accountant exam. Illinois will mandate by July 2013 that all students who take the CPA exam must have completed at least three credit hours of instruction focused on business ethics. Currently, the subject of business ethics is introduced in “BUS 2750: Legal and Social Environment of Business,” a course required for all business majors, and ethics is addressed periodically in other courses. James Sysko, a business professor, recommended the development of a new course focusing exclusively on business ethics to meet the forthcoming state requirements. “This course explores the complex relationships among business organizations, their stakeholders and society by examining contemporary issues in business ethics and their impact on individuals, businesses and the national and international economies,” the proposal states. If approved, the course would be available in the Spring 2013 semester. The council will also respond to a request for executive action from Diane Jackman, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, to change the prerequisites for “MLE 4760: Student Social-Emotional Development in the Middle Grades” and add to the prerequisites for “ELE 4775: Language and Language Arts in Early Childhood.” The council will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library.

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CAROL, from page 1 Christmas Present said Scrooge’s actions would have greater consequences than Scrooge knew. “You will be the one to decide who will live and who will die,” Christmas Present said. Christmas Future, a massive puppet controlled by Jessica Kwiecinski, a sophomore communication studies major, and Tony Boyd, a senior theatre arts major, showed Scrooge that if he kept on the path he was on, he would die and no one would mourn him. Christmas Future showed Tiny Tim, played by Olivia Passig, a student at Mark Twain Elementary School, would die in the future if Scrooge did not change his ways. Scrooge threw himself on the floor, crying. He said he would have Christmas cheer from then on. “I vow to live in the past, present and future,” Morris said. “The spirits of all three shall live within me.” Scrooge changed his tragedy into a happy ending by having Christmas spirit in his heart. Amanda Wilkinson can be reached at 581-2812 or akwilkinson@eiu.edu.

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Ebenezer Scrooge played by Blake Morris, a senior theatre arts major, secretly tells Mrs. Dilbur played by Miranda Buob, a senior theatre and English major, the amount of the donation he will be giving during a performance of "A Christmas Carol" Wednesday in The Theatre of the Dounda Fine Arts Center. The show will run from Nov.28 to Dec.2.

STUDENT SENATE

Room and board increase proposed By Kate Quill Staff Reporter

The director of University Housing and Dining Services presented a proposed 2-percent increase to room and board during the Student Senate’s final meeting of the semester Wednesday. Mark Hudson, the director of University Housing and Dining Services, gave his annual bond presentation to Student Senate members. “We want to provide the best service for the most reasonable price,” Hudson explained. With the 2-percent increase, the price of physical singles, double and triple rooms would increase from $2,848 to $2,905, an increase of $57. Depending on the meal plan, the

price would increase from $24 to $35. He said 94 percent of students believe that living on campus is a great place to live. Also at this meeting, new Student Senate members were announced and seated into the organization. New members include Jenna Wells, Danielle Swindel, Coleman Covington, David Wasserman and Rodney Fidel-Ndubisi. Student Body President Kaci Abolt gave the State of the University Address. Following this, Student Senate Speaker Mitch Gurick read the State of the Senate Address. “I encourage the newest senators to continue what they have learned, seek leadership roles and train the

newest members of Student Senate,” Gurick said. “This will help lay a great foundation for success.” Gurick recognized the achievements of each committee and thanked the Student Senate members that are leaving because of graduation or terms ending. Gurick was up for re-election for the Student Senate Speaker position against John Proffitt, a senior history major. After speeches from two Student Senate members each, Gurick and Proffitt gave a five-minute presentation about why they should be elected as the Student Senate Speaker for the spring semester. Gurick was reelected with a vote of 18-1-1.

Elections for Student Senator of the Semester also took place at this meeting. After hearing opinions from various Student Senate members about why they support a certain nominee, Justine Ryan, the external relations co-chairperson and a senior communication studies major, and Ashley Aardsma, the student affairs committee chairperson and a senior kinesiology and sports studies major, were the top two candidates for this award. In the end, Aardsma won the award with a total of 14 votes. Kate Quill can be reached at 581-2812 or kmquill@eiu.edu


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SPORTS

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Sports desk drafts its picks for season’s best

Anthony Catezone Assistant Sports Editor

Jordan Pottorff Sports Editor

Offensive Player LOR A

Defensive Player HAYNES

X-Factor Player WALKER

The stats speak for themselves. 1,664 receiving yards, 12 touchdowns and an FCS record 136 receptions had him claiming OVC Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Erik Lora as the OVC Offensive Player of the Year is an obvious choice. I will certainly enjoy another year of the redshirt junior leading the Panther receiving corps.

Erik Lora had a once-ina-lifetime season with more than 1,660 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, which is the third most receiving yards of any player in college football at any level.

L i n e b a c k e r Ro b e r t Haynes amassed a teambest 101 tackles. Halso compiled 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Artavious Dowdell was a force on the defensive line as he led the OVC in sacks with 7.5 sacks on his way to All-OVC honors.

Artavious Dowdell put fear in the eyes of QBs with 7.5 sacks. He led the team in that category as well as quarterback hurries and forced fumbles

Red-shirt junior Nick Beard broke up nine passes in 12 games. Beard registered three tackles-for-loss. He finished second on the team with 85 tackles.

The team showed it had good coaching by coming out and winning games in the second half. Eastern outscored opponents by 56 points in the second half this season.

DOWDELL

Red-shirt senior running back Jake Walker totaled 1,133 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark in five of the last seven games.

BUZZER, from page 8 Central Arkansas came into Lantz Arena and dropped 74 points on the Panthers, its second most points surrendered this season. Coming into the game, Eastern was only giving up 58.9 points per game. “We tried to push the ball in transition,” said Corliss Williamson, head coach of Central Arkansas. “Eastern Illinois did a good job of trying to get back. They were physical with us; prevented us from getting to the paint, which we are used to doing.” Eastern outscored Central Arkansas 3826 in points-in-the-paint. “They did a great job of withstanding our lead and staying poised enough to come down to the end and make shots to make it a tough game,” Williamson, the

Alex McNamee Staff Reporter

former NBA player, said” Yet, Eastern was unable to prevent Central Arkansas from taking outside shots, which is something the Bears flourish on, Williamson said. Eastern allowed Central Arkansas to take 25 three-pointers, and make 36 percent of them. Woods described the loos as heartbreaking, but said ii is one to build around and improve heading into future games. “We had a good second half offensively, but we still had some breakdowns on defense,” Woods said. “It’s a game we can grow from and keep getting better as the season goes on.” Anthony Catezone can be reached at 581-2812 or ajcatezone@eiu.edu.

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WALTER PAYTON AWARD

Football players rank high in FCS national award list Staff Report

Eastern red-shirt junior wide receiver Erik Lora and junior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finished in the top 10 for the Walter Payton Award voting for the nations top FCS player. Lora narrowly missed being invited to Philadelphia for the Walter Payton Award presentation, finishing in fourth place in the voting despite setting FCS, Ohio Valley Conference

and program records for receptions in a single season. Lora finished his season with an FCS record 136 receptions to go with 1,664 yards and 12 touchdowns. Lora’s 1,664 yards is the fourth highest single-season total in FCS history. Lora totaled 164 votes, recording seven first-place votes, 14 second place votes, 15 third-place votes, seven fourth place votes and 14 fifth place votes. Garoppolo finished in 10th place

in the voting, totaling 84 votes, as the Panthers were the lone team in the nation to have two players named to the Walter Payton Award watch list. Garoppolo finished his junior season with 3,823 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein, Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke and Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet are the finalists for the 2012 Walter Payton Award.


@DEN_Sports tweet of the day: #EIU men’s basketball falls to Central Arkansas 74-72 of a buzzer beater by DeShone McClure.

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Eastern learns from IUPUI’s play style By Alex McNamee Staff Reporter

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Keenan Anderson, a sophomore forward, gains control of the ball after fighting for it with Robert Crawford, a senior guard. The Panthers lost to the Bears 74-72 at Lants Arena Wednesday.

Team feels dagger of buzzer-beater By Anthony Catezone Assistant Sports Editor

It was a tale of two halves for the Eastern men’s basketball team, but its late-game surge fell short as Central Arkansas guard DeShone McClure nailed a buzzer-beater as the final dagger-in-the-heart to a sore-throated Panther Nation crowd. Meanwhile, the scoreboard read 74-72 Central Arkansas. After Central Arkansas missed its first game-winning attempt, McClure battled for the rebound off the front end of the rim. As McClure came down with the ball, he followed through the mid-ranged shot with a smooth motion. The ball sunk through the net, while the back board simultaneously beaded bright red and the buzzer silenced all but the Bears’ bench. McClure said he was coming off of a game where he missed two winning shots from the corner in

a 71-68 loss to Sacramento State, but this time he wasn’t letting the opportunity slip through his fingers. “The only thing I was thinking about was the follow through,” McClure said. “‘Follow through and you’ll make the shot,’ is what I thought to myself.” This came after Eastern freshman guard Cameron Har vey missed a corner three with less than 10 seconds left. “The last possession we would have liked to have gotten a better shot,” head coach Jay Spoonhour said. “But, we don’t have a guy that can go create a shot or kick it out and get somebody else a shot.” Despite the execution, Spoonhour was pleased with the final play that was ran, as well as the transition defense back down the floor. It was just a matter of McClure fighting for the rebound. “I thought the (offensive) possession itself was fine,” he said. “And I thought the defensive possession going back the other way

was fine. We got back and guarded them and contested it. It was just one of those deals where it was a loose ball and (McClure) went and got it and shot it in.” Harvey was a fitting man to take the shot, as he drained a three earlier in the second half, to cut the deficit to five, at 66-61, with 5:40 remaining in the game. At the time, that was Eastern’s shortest deficit of the half. Two minutes later, senior guard Austin Akers hit another threepointer to narrow the game 67-66 in Central Arkansas’ favor. Then, the Panthers would score their last basket with less than a minute left, as sophomore forward Josh Piper made yet another three-pointer to give Eastern its first lead, 72-69, since the opening minute of the game. However, before fans could get a chance to relish that lead, Central Arkansas answered with a three of its own, to tie the game back at 72 with 44 seconds remaining. While a second half offensive

explosion had the Panthers out scoring the Bears 47-40, Central Arkansas took a 34-25 lead into halftime. Eastern shot 27.6 percent from the floor in the first half compared to Central Arkansas’ 45.5 percent. Despite the Bears coming out and shooting 53.6 percent in the second half, the Panthers were able to attack the press defense that gave them troubles in the first half, on their way to shooting a staggering 70.4 percent. “Coach (Spoonhour) told us to attack their press,” senior guard Morris Woods said. “That’s what we did (in the second half ). He told us just go with it and attack. I kept looking for my teammates and wasn’t passive on the press.” Woods led all players with a career-high 17 points. Akers followed with 11 for the Panthers, adding five assists and four rebounds. Akers played a game-high 39 minutes, 11 more minutes than any other player.

Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis looks a lot like a familiar conference team, Eastern Kentucky, in that they apply relentless pressure on the ball. Eastern women’s basketball head coach Lee Buchanan said that’s why he schedules games against teams like IUPUI — to prepare for the games that count in the Ohio Valley Conference. IUPUI’s defensive pressure will be a good challenge for the Panthers, Buchanan said, because it forces the offense to work harder and make more direct, decisive passes. Working harder will be a test for the Panthers because the team is struggling to do so on a consistent basis, senior guard Ta’Kenya Nixon said. “Our big, big problem is playing hard all the time and doing what we’re supposed to do,” Nixon said. “We’re within 1.6 seconds of being 3-2,” Buchanan said, referring to the last-second loss to Bradley on Nov. 12. “It’s not the end of the world.” The Panthers are trying to start to settle into a groove, but the Thanksgiving break and the weeklong break for school finals throws everything off, Buchanan said. Also, players like senior guard Kelsey Wyss, junior guard Jordyne Crunk and red-shirt sophomore guard Katlyn Payne are shooting the ball well. “All three (players) have the potential to hit four, five, six threes in a game. If that happens one of these games, look out,” Buchanan said Mariah King and Nixon have consistently been the Panthers’ best players for the past few years and teams are starting to try to force a different player to beat them. “We have to do a better job of being prepared and learn how to score and still be ourselves within the offense.” The Panthers will focus on IUPUI’s best player, DeAirra Goss. Goss averages 15 points per game and is the only player on the team who scores in double figures each game. The Panthers will try to pick up a home win at 7 p.m. Thursday in Lantz Arena.

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Alex McNamee can be reached at 581-2812 or admcnamee@eiu.edu.

An in-depth version of this story is available at dailyeasternnews.com

NE W PL AYERS

Fall 2014 baseball recruiting class announced By Jordan Pottorff Sports Editor

Eastern’s baseball team announced its latest recruiting class with six players set to join the Panthers for the 2014 season. The recruiting class will have three pitchers and three position players joining Eastern’s roster. Alex Cain (Oregon, Ill.) is a 6-foot-3-inch right-handed pitcher that was an all-conference first team selection as a junior at Oregon High School. Cain posted a 3-4 record with a 2.08 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched. He also proved to be effective at the plate, posting a .442 batting average with 35 RBI.

“I think with Cain, because he is so athletic and so talented, I don’t think it will be an issue (playing him both ways),” Schmitz said. “I think Cain is good enough to pitch and play the field without any issues.” Scmitz also said that Cain’s breaking ball along with a solid fastball could have him playing the role of closer for the Panthers when he joins the program. Jake Haberer (Highland, Ill) is a 6-foot-2-inch right-handed pitcher that was also an all-conference first team selection in his junior season at Highland High School. Haberer posted a 9-3 record with a 2.01 ERA and 65 strikeouts last season. Chase Thurston (Danville, Ill.)

will round out the trio of pitchers that are set to join the Panthers for the 2014 season. Thurston is a 5-foot-11-inch right-handed pitcher that was an all-conference first team selection playing at Danville High School. Thurston posted a 7-4 record to go along with a 2.39 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 15 appearances. “I think Haberer has a chance to be in the starting rotation, and I think Cain can be a two-way threat and Thurston has one of the best out pitches I have seen in a long time,” Schmitz said. “I think all three of them will have an impact.” Troy Vandenbroek (Belvidere, Ill.) was an all-conference first team selection playing for Belvidere High

School. Vandenbroek recorded a .480 batting average with 28 RBI and 22 doubles last season. The Panthers are projecting Vandenbroek to be a middle of the lineup hitter. “When it comes to hitting, Vanderbroek is one of the best pure power hitters,” Schmitz said. “There are very few hitters that come in here knowing how to hit, but Troy is the wow-guy out of the class. He really knows how to hit and hit with pop, and as a freshman that is pretty amazing.” Marshawn Taylor (Chicago, Ill.) was an all-city selection in his sophomore and junior season playing the shortstop position for Simeon Career Academy. Taylor posted a .425 bat-

ting average to go with 23 RBI and 16 stolen bases last season. “Marshawn (Taylor) is one of the most polished guys we have ever brought in here,” Schmitz said. “He is a plus runner and a good shortstop.” Drew Sterioti (Naperville, Ill.) rounds out the recruiting class that will join Eastern for the 2014 season. Sterioti played primarily at third base for Neuqua Valley High School, posting a .326 batting average to go along with five RBI and a .452 onbase percentage. Jordan Pottorff can be reached at 581-2812 or jbpottorff@eiu.edu.


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